TODAY MARKS AN AUSPICIOUS OCCASION AS POLANA SERENA HOTEL RE-OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE WORLD
September 2010 marks the completion of an extensive US$25 million expansion and refurbishment to the world renowned Polana Serena Hotel. The opening of her doors will show the world how seamlessly this hotel has managed to merge a combination of the past with modern day facilities and comforts to match.
As of today, guests can look forward to a new main entrance, lobby and reception area where all spaces have been re-thought and re-created in true Polana magnificent style. The revamped Polana Bar & Aquarius Restaurant & Bar showcase classic cocktails, cigars and light menu options with spectacular views over the pool and the sea beyond. Four new meeting rooms with only the best, state-of-the-art conference facilities await delegates.
September 6th will see the opening of Veranda Restaurant, an all-day dining restaurant with themed buffets, à la carte menu and French patisseries. Understanding the business traveller’s needs and catering to them, a fully equipped state-of-the-art business centre is available.
Mid-month will see the Ballroom - a grand, majestic and classical venue with high ceilings offering the perfect setting for all special occasions - welcome its first guests after a 2-year closure. A comfortable and welcoming residents' guest lounge is a new offering, where space and luxury are key.
“Still to open is the Delagoa Restaurant, a French fine dining restaurant as well as the Polana Serena ‘Maisha’ Health Club and Spa, a Serena trademark with internationally renowned Elemis products and French brand Gerrad”, says Executive Director of Polana Serena Hotel, Karim Merali. “October 1 will mark their opening which completes the entire refurbishment programme”, he added.
The Polana Serena Hotel is beautifully located in one of the most sought-after avenues in the heart of Maputo, and has always boasted having a reputation of being a cool and gracious haven that recalls the elegance and splendour of colonial times.
About Serena Hotels:
- Serena Hotel’s portfolio currently comprises a collection of 23 luxury hotels, resorts and safari lodges in some of the most exquisite locations in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Mozambique, Uganda and Rwanda.
- Serena also owns and manages properties in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan.
- TPS Serena Hotels is an affiliate company of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED promotes tourism by building, rehabilitating and managing hotels and lodges that contribute to economic growth in an environmentally and culturally sensitive manner.